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Shafiqul Islam

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

PhD Student & Graduate Assistant

312A Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
PhD (Con.) Polymer, Fiber, and Textile Sciences University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2020 (Expected)
M.Sc. Fabric Manufacturing Engineering Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2015
B.Sc. Fabric Manufacturing Technology Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2011


Shafiqul's main research interests are the design and development of composite materials, produce environment-friendly sustainable building insulation materials, mechanics of fabrics, medical textiles, and textile dyeing from natural materials


2012 – Present           

Faculty member

Department of Textile Engineering,

Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh

2018 – Present         

Teaching Assistant

 Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors,

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2017 – 2017

Teaching Assistant

Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies,

University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
Thermax Group Ltd., Narsingdi, Bangladesh Research and Development 2011-2011
GMS Composite Knitting Ind. Ltd., Gazipur, Bangladesh Industrial Training 2010-2011


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
VF Scholarship ($4000) University of North Carolina, Greensboro 2017

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Reviewer Cellulose 2018


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh Member 2012-present Active member

Advisory Committee

Major Professor 

Gajanan S. Bhat

Committee Members   

Sergiy Minko

Vladimir Reukov

Sudhagar Mani

Crystal Leach

Areas of Expertise

  • Design and Development
  • Nonwoven
  • Composites
  • Sustainable textile dyeing
  • Medical textiles
  • Fabric Mechanics

Research Grants

External Proposal:


Bhat, G., Islam, S. “Recycling of Textile Waste into Value-Added Products.” Engaging and Transforming Communities, 2019 – 2020, not funded.


1. Bhat, G., Malkan, S., Islam, S. (2020). Polymer-laid web formation. In S. Russel (Eds), Handbook of nonwovens, New York, NY: CRC Press.

Current Classes

Teaching assistant of the following courses:

TXMI 3210: Fundamentals of Fashion Merchandising

TXMI 3240: Retail Planning and Buying

Current Research

  • Design and development of composite materials
  • Environment-friendly sustainable building insulation materials
  • Nonwovens from recycled materials

Journal Articles

6. Islam, S., & Bhat, G. (2019). Environmentally-friendly thermal and acoustic insulation materials from recycled textiles. Journal of environmental management, 251, 109536. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109536

5. Zakaria, M., Islam, S., Chowdhury, H., Al-mamun, A., Islam, N. (2018). Effect of Weave Structure on the  Ornamentation of Denim Fabrics. Latest Trends in Textile and Fashion Designing, 2(1), 143-147.

4. Islam, S., Bhuiyan, M. R., & Islam, M. N. (2017). Chitin and chitosan: structure, properties and applications in biomedical engineering. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 25(3), 854-866.

3. Bhuiyan, M. A. R., Islam, A., Islam, S., Hossain, A., & Nahar, K. (2017). Improving dyeability and antibacterial activity of Lawsonia inermis L on jute fabrics by chitosan pretreatment. Textiles and Clothing sustainability, 3(1), 1-10.

2. Zakaria, M., Ahmed, M., Hoque, M. M., & Islam, S. (2017). Scope of using jute fiber for the reinforcement of concrete material. Textiles and Clothing Sustainability, 2(1), 11-20.

1. Islam, S., Islam, M., (2015). Scope of Nonwoven as Filtration Materials -A Critical Review. Journal of Textile Engineering, 2(1), 31-39. 



3. Islam, S., Seylar, J., El Messiry, M., Bhat, G. (2019, October). Processing, Structure and  Properties of Sustainable Insulation Materials from Textile Waste. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Materials from Renewables, Athens, GA.

2. Islam, S., Seylar, J., Sikdar, P.P., El Messiry, M., Bhat, G. (2019, May).  Development of Value-added Products from Recycled Mixed Fibers and Fabrics. Paper presented at the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, Athens, GA.

1. Islam, S., Seylar, J., Sikdar, P.P., El Messiry, M., Bhat, G. (2019, February).  Environmentally-Friendly Acoustic Insulation Materials from Post-Consumer Recycled Fabrics. Paper presented at the Techtextil North America, Raleigh, NC.

Working Papers

2. Islam, S., El Messiry, M., Sikdar, P.P., Seylar, J & Bhat, G. (1st revision). Microstructure and Performance Characteristics of Acoustic Insulation Materials from Post-Consumer Recycled Denim Fabrics. Journal of Industrial Textiles.

1. Azari, H., Islam, S., Bhat, G. (In progress). Reinforcement of polypropylene fiber with graphene nanocomposite. The Journal of Textile Institute

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